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sub_scapePROOF a machinima

Kate Richards, Sarah Waterson
2005

sub_scapePROOF machinima is a recorded output from the generative software "sub_scape", a real-time system for manipulating, sampling and remapping data streams. Using elegant rules, "sub_scape" generates poetic ecologies of sound and image. What emerge from the system are aesthetic complexes, evolving patterns, turbulence and recursive effects. The system exhibits confluence, paradox, metaphor and commentary, arising from the intriguing combinations of source data and formalist strategies. For "sub_scape PROOF", we populated the sub_scape system with political rhetoric; 'confessional' TV; advertisements, and TV reportage with its increasingly Baroque display. Mapped through this video/audio data stream are literary texts that represent some axiomatic notions about truth, discourse and affect. "sub_scapePROOF" generates a playful, ironic critique of politics and power dynamics. By playing on the emergent, aesthetic and sense-making behaviours of the datasets, "sub_scapePROOF" transmits an affect of 'truth' more baroque than Cartesian, and 'meaning' more symbolic than fixed. "sub_scapePROOF" was commissioned by ACMI in 2005.

Format
video
Duration
00:04:30
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